GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (WOOD) — A Michigan woman faces criminal charges after allegedly throwing a tantrum when she was asked to wear a mask, then driving over an officer’s foot and leading police on a chase.
Tammy Rose North, 56, of Spring Lake, was charged with resisting and obstructing police causing injury, fleeing and eluding and disturbing the peace.
The Grand Haven Department of Public Safety says a worker at the Jet’s Pizza on N. Beacon Boulevard near Jackson Street asked North to put on a mask — as required by state mandate — at which point she became angry. Authorities say she put her hands underneath the plexiglass barrier at the counter, raise both middle fingers and cursed at employees. She then allegedly kicked a fellow customer when he tried to step in.
Around this time, someone flagged down an officer responding to a car crash nearby and reported what was going on.
When the officer, Everardo Pedroza Jr., arrived outside the Jet’s, he found North getting into her pickup truck. Another bystander said she had just kicked his car.
The officer told North to stop but she didn’t, police say. Instead, they say she backed her truck over Pedroza’s foot and took off.
Pedroza and other officers chased her all the way to US-31 and Sternberg Road in Norton Shores before finally giving it up, but North was arrested later by police in Fruitport Township.
Pedroza was treated and will be OK, police said.
North’s bond was set at $25,000.